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Why You Should Manage Your Own Expectations First

Why You Should Manage Your Own Expectations First | Global Employee Engagement | Scoop.it
Under promise. Over deliver. They're four of the most important words in public relations and in business.
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This is an excellent article for startups and veteran business leaders.  It needs to become part of corporate DNA.

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Compassionate Collaboration: Letting Your Heart and Head Dance Together

Compassionate Collaboration: Letting Your Heart and Head Dance Together | Global Employee Engagement | Scoop.it
How can compassionate collaboration lead to higher productivity and more effective results? The answer is housed in the words "compassion" and "collaboration."The dictionary.com
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Interesting perspective on collaboration. I see the benefit but I wonder about the implementation.  Are we willing to be compassionate in today's world?

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New employee study shows recognition matters more than money - Society - Panorama | Armenian news

New employee study shows recognition matters more than money - Society - Panorama | Armenian news | Global Employee Engagement | Scoop.it
New research on employee engagement examines the relationships among motivation, money, and recognition, and finds, not entirely surprisingly, that how you feel is often more important than what you earn, according to Psychology Today.
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Food for thought. Opinions & met expectations do make a difference in the workplace, for all ages. Keep in mind this is not a silver bullet but a start.

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Collaboration, not cubicles, drives modern office design

Collaboration, not cubicles, drives modern office design | Global Employee Engagement | Scoop.it
Some months ago, the commercial real estate firm Cassidy Turley contemplated moving to new quarters in downtown Minneapolis once its lease expired at its office.
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Office design is definitely part of the engagement formula.  Design your new spaces to meet the change in employee collaboration.

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St. Anthony: Low worker engagement is pulling everyone down

St. Anthony: Low worker engagement is pulling everyone down | Global Employee Engagement | Scoop.it
Mary Brainerd, CEO of HealthPartners, was musing the other day about public polls that rank CEOs just about dead last
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The other side of the coin in Minnesota.  Same paper as previous positive report. 

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Engagement--That Simple and That Difficult —HR Daily Advisor—BLR

Engagement--That Simple and That Difficult —HR Daily Advisor—BLR | Global Employee Engagement | Scoop.it
Employee engagement begins with one worker at a time, says business and leadership blogger Dan Oswald. It’s that simple and that difficult.
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Interesting point of view on this topic. I am amazed at how complex we make this topic however we are looking for a universal silver bullet that doesn't exist.

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Managers Are Vital to Employee Engagement

Managers Are Vital to Employee Engagement | Global Employee Engagement | Scoop.it
The role of the manager in employee engagement has become vital in today’s business world where the need for increased productivity is greater than ever.
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True but sadly ignored on all levels today.

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Employee Engagement Strategy? Nay! Leadership Strategy!

Employee Engagement Strategy? Nay! Leadership Strategy! | Global Employee Engagement | Scoop.it
Image courtesy of ilovememphis Let’s just put this out there again: Employee Engagement is not a strategy. I just read somewhere that it is … which tells me that it bears repeating both what it is and what it isn’t.
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Great insight and message for today's leaders. It truly should be the focus of LEADERSHIP period, end of sentence.

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5 Key Reasons to Conduct Employee Engagement Surveys - eXplorance

5 Key Reasons to Conduct Employee Engagement Surveys - eXplorance | Global Employee Engagement | Scoop.it
5 Key Reasons to Conduct Employee Engagement Surveys
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Agree but I also ask what is your motivation in doing them?  Are you truly looking to make a difference or to dictate your change platform? How brave are you?

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In Big Companies, Lean Is Only One Piece of the Puzzle

In Big Companies, Lean Is Only One Piece of the Puzzle | Global Employee Engagement | Scoop.it
In 2010, one of us was sitting in a room at the Harvard Business School with Eric Ries and a number of budding entrepreneurs.

Via Jesse Jacoby & Emergent
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Excellent article.  I have seen this take place a number of times in large companies.  It requires a completely new management mindset.

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SPARC Releases Teamphoria, the Highly-Anticipated Culture-Building Employee Engagement Platform

SPARC Releases Teamphoria, the Highly-Anticipated Culture-Building Employee Engagement Platform | Global Employee Engagement | Scoop.it
SPARC announces the release of Teamphoria, a real-time Employee Engagement Platform (EEP) designed to create, grow, and measure company culture.
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Interesting press release.  I am not sure that an EEP (Employee Engagement Platform) can single handedly change the level of engagement.  Time will tell. Will employees see it as positive or negative?

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Employee Engagement: Critical to Financial Success

Employee Engagement: Critical to Financial Success | Global Employee Engagement | Scoop.it
A recent study, the 2013 US Employee Report conducted by Cornerstone OnDemand, looked at what motivated US employees to stay at their jobs.
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Good data from a 2013 study. Top Five results are very important for every leader and manager. How do your leaders respond to them?

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Employee engagement a priority for employers | News | Employee Benefits

Employee engagement a priority for employers | News | Employee Benefits | Global Employee Engagement | Scoop.it
However, many do not have a dedicated engagement strategy.
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Interesting data. Find the engagement programs are still being looked at as programs rather than part of a company DNA. But needs to start somewhere.

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Business innovation and collaboration inextricably linked, says SAS CIO

Business innovation and collaboration inextricably linked, says SAS CIO | Global Employee Engagement | Scoop.it
Business innovation and collaboration are two sides of the same coin, says SAS Institute CIO Keith Collins. If CIOs want to help their companies outpace competitors, they need to facilitate business collaboration.
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Interesting interview.  Safe material for the most part. They are linked in my personal opinion however the levels of that link may be different.

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A tale of transformational leadership

A tale of transformational leadership | Global Employee Engagement | Scoop.it
ASSE’s Safety 2013 features a number of educational sessions on the topic of leadership.
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Excellent discussion of transformational leadership when applied as a result of a tragic accident. Turnaround story that was lived not just theory.

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Have you mastered the art of listening?

Have you mastered the art of listening? | Global Employee Engagement | Scoop.it
Sheryl Connelly is a world-class listener, but there's much she says that should be listened to
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Excellent topic that is not covered much in communication course nor is it practiced in life. It is up to us to do something about it.

 

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The top factors that keep staff engaged and productive

The top factors that keep staff engaged and productive | Global Employee Engagement | Scoop.it
Flexibility, corporate culture and rewarding high performance are important to cultivate happy and productive employees, according to the Q2 2013 Engagement Study commissioned by Randstad, the second largest HR services and staffing company in the...
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Yet another reiteration of the same principles regarding engagement.  When are we going to accept them and execute.  This is rapidly becoming a case of analysis paralysis.

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Large companies: Employee engagement comes through loud and clear

Large companies: Employee engagement comes through loud and clear | Global Employee Engagement | Scoop.it
At Bloomington-based
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Interesting data from Minnesota, however I believe the title is an overstatement.  While some larger enterprises are making progress we still see engagement numbers remaining static nationwide.

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Aim for Exceptional Employee Experiences

Aim for Exceptional Employee Experiences | Global Employee Engagement | Scoop.it
Sustained employee engagement results from maintaining positive experiences in the workplace.
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Well defined article, well worth discussion in your company.  It totally agree with his definition of employee engagement, critical in todays business world. He also talks albeit briefly about culture.

 

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Emerging Challenges in Employee Engagement

Emerging Challenges in Employee Engagement | Global Employee Engagement | Scoop.it
A lack of formal engagement programs and generational differences are the main barriers to employee engagement.
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These are part of the issue but I challenge how much! I think we have beat the impact of low engagement to death, so why are we till stymied with execution of solutions? Weak Leadership?

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DHL Express UAE is rated the region's best employer - The National

DHL Express UAE is rated the region's best employer - The National | Global Employee Engagement | Scoop.it
DHL Express UAE was selected as the top company to work for in Aon Hewitt's Best Employers in the Middle East survey, which questioned more than 13,000 employees from 130 businesses.
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I love that they acknowledge that one of the keys was an HR department that exhibited FORWARD thinking ideas, not necessarily just keeping the company out of court as so often seen in US.

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Seizing Opportunities When Advantages Don't Last

I've been researching what allows companies to be successful even when their competitive advantages are short-lived — a phenomenon I call transient advantage.

Via Jesse Jacoby & Emergent
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Interesting term shows up in this article: de-risking a project.  Great concept but needs to be understood better.

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Is Your Company Confusing Employee Engagement with Employee Satisfaction? - Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit

Is Your Company Confusing Employee Engagement with Employee Satisfaction? - Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit | Global Employee Engagement | Scoop.it
Note to businesses: don't confuse "employee engagement" with "employee satisfaction."
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There is definitely a disconnect in many levels on this topic. Definitely worth the read and file.

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Aon Hewitt Analysis Finds Managing and Improving Employee Engagement is Key to Achieving Revenue Growth and Profitability Goals - The Sacramento Bee

Aon Hewitt Analysis Finds Managing and Improving Employee Engagement is Key to Achieving Revenue Growth and Profitability Goals - The Sacramento Bee | Global Employee Engagement | Scoop.it
/PRNewswire/ -- A new analysis by Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), found that high levels of employee engagement can dramatically influence an organization's growth rate, operating...
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Great data from AON in this PR.  Worth reviewing, my issue is that it has been documented so many times but many corporations are still trying to get their arms around the topic. Why, because it requires a culture shift.

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Innovation Excellence | It’s Time to Engage with Employee Engagement

Innovation Excellence | It’s Time to Engage with Employee Engagement | Global Employee Engagement | Scoop.it
What are the top drivers of employee engagement? Find out what works to get your employees fully involved in helping your organization win.
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We have been talking about this for many years.  The problem is that we view it as a task not part of culture.

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